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A zipper purse is a purse made only of zippers. You can open it from any of the 10 different zippers it's made from. It's not the most comfortable thing around, but it's funny and easy to make.

I saw one of these in a store and even as someone who's pretty unskilled on a sewing machine I figured I could make one pretty quickly as a present for my wife. If you already know your way around a sewing machine, that's probably the case. As for me... well, the next time will be faster.

Thanks to scoochmaroo for showing me what a zipper foot is.
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Step 1: Get Zippers

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Find an even number off identical zippers. I made my zipper purse out of 10, but you can use more. You can also use longer or shorter zippers if you want.

Step 2: Start sewing

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All you have to do is line up the zippers and start sewing them together. A zipper foot on the sewing machine makes this much easier.

Step 3: Keep on going

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Sew all of the pieces together.

Again, make sure that the zippers are lined up when you're putting them together.

The results should look like the two pictures below.

Step 4: Close it up

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Now you're going to make a cylinder out of the zipper sheet by sewing the two ends together.

I know it's been fun so far, but now you can make scary looking zipper squids! Yeah!

Step 5: Sew the ends closed

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Flatten out the zipper tube so that the pairs of zippers are up against each other.

Sew the ends up and your sewing is done!

Step 6: Turn it inside out

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Unzip one of the zippers and turn the purse inside out so that all the sewn bits are now on the inside.

Poof! You're done!

Now that your need for making something has been satisfied, give it away as a present.
jgilbert331 year ago
attempt 1 is a go... Love this
I AM DUMBFOUNDED! BRILLIANT WAY TO USE LEFTOVER ZIPPERS! I will use multiple colored zippers and when done I will post it!
Thank you....So OUT of the BOX! loving IT!! B^)
wow this is pretty awesome :D
 before closing up the ends u could cut two circular peices of fabric at either end to make a circular pencilcase type thing

just a tought

getxcrunk5 years ago
I have a zipper purse/backpack thing that I bought at Pier 39 in San Fran last summer.
It was pretty expensive- in my opinion.
30 bucks. 
I'm going to have to make one of these babies.
Ver"Different" (Love Different!) Unique. You have so many wonderful ideas. :0)
Sunbanks6 years ago
I'm definitely going to have to make one of these before school starts.
ash1316 years ago
do you think it would look alright with zippers of different colours so its like a rainbow? that would be real cool
ash1316 years ago
ahahahah. this is exactly like the ones in Smiggle (a stationary store that sells rubbers and stuff that smell nice). They cost like $7 for a small one and they're pencil cases.
i made a zipper purse once but intsted of several zippers i got one long one and spireled it. i then unzipped it and mailed it to a fried who atemting to figure out what it was guessed dog leach.
R4Man186 years ago
i love it.
stinkymum6 years ago
Weird - but cute!
mg0930mg6 years ago
You're married. o_0 I didn't know that. Anyway, instructable was great, I found it fascinating, looks a bit small, Could be a pencil case from the looks of it. I know what I'm making before september. :)
Sandisk1duo6 years ago
=SMART=6 years ago
Nice ! Step 4 looks like an alien :P
dchall86 years ago
My daughters just bought zipper bags in Boston. Theirs are made from one zipper that is about 200 inches long unzipped. When you zip it it makes a large bag.
i saw this in the smithsonian gift shop in some airport
canida6 years ago
Zipper squids FTW!
hey wow that increadlbe that it stays togeather also i think my friend will like it